SHOWS HOW DEPENDENCY GROWS & YET HOW NECESSARY SELF-RELIANCE IS TO ALL SUCCESSFUL ENDEAVOR & HAPPINESS. ANALYZES THE STEPS IN DEVELOPING SELF-RELIANCE-ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY, BE INFORMED, KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING, MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS.
The steps to self-reliance takes time and hard work, and these steps: (1) Assume responsibility, (2) Be informed, (3) Know where you're going, and (4) Make your own decisions. Allen frequently checks a card with these steps typed on it to help himself develop self-reliance and his father presents him with Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Allen learned to develop the habit of self-reliance and became a happier person.
Close-up of an infant in a high chair, mother feeding him with a small spoon
Baby in a play pen
Mother putting a snow suit on "Junior", brushing his hair, straightening his clothing
Teen-age boy struggling with school work at school desk
Close-up of a pencil tapping on a book with emphasis
Pupil and teacher standing in front of a map of the world
teenager in chemistry classroom, standing with a pencil behind his ear in front of a chalkboard with drawing of a human head for explanations of vision
Young man putting on a tie in a round mirror
A group of high school students arguing.
Directed by Gil Altschul. Cameraman: Bruce Colling. Writers: George Tychsen, Hartley Pfeil. Editor: Dick Kirschner. Narrator: Franklyn Fergusen. Educational Collaborator: J. Paul Leonard, Ph.D., President, San Francisco State College. Cast: JOHN LINDSAY -- "ALAN". (WOODY'S DAD) -- "ALAN'S" DAD. DOROTHY DAY -- "ALAN'S" MOM. GIL FERGUSEN -- "MR. CARSON". (CONSTIPATED BOY) -- THE NON-SELF-RELIANT EMPLOYEE. CARL KROENKE -- THE STERN BOSS.